How to make WD-40 Substitute

How to Make WD-40 Substitute

How to make WD-40 Substitute is DIY video that I found from YouTube. This created a YouTube video and showed us on how to make WD-40 substitute using common liquids that you can easily buy and in a very cheap price. In this video he used only liquids which is Paint Thinner, Lighter Fluid and Motor oil.

Here are the list ingredients that he used in his video :

1. 4 parts of mineral spirits(Paint Thinner) – 15ml
2. 4 parts of charcoal lighter fluid – 15ml
3. 1 part of 10w to 40w motor oil – 3.75ml

WD-40 was developed in 1953 by Norm Larsen, founder of the Rocket Chemical Company, in San Diego, California. WD-40, abbreviated from the phrase “Water Displacement, 40th formula”, was originally designed to repel water and prevent corrosion, and later was found to have numerous household uses.

Larsen was attempting to create a formula to prevent corrosion in nuclear missiles, by displacing the standing water that causes it. He claims he arrived at a successful formula on his 40th attempt. WD-40 is primarily composed of various hydrocarbons.

WD-40 was first used by Convair to protect the outer skin and, more importantly, the paper-thin balloon tanks of the Atlas missile from rust and corrosion. These stainless steel fuel tanks were so thin that, when empty, they had to be kept inflated with nitrogen gas to prevent their collapse.

WD-40 first became commercially available on store shelves in San Diego, California in 1958.

From Wikipedia

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